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The perennial favourite shows no signs of losing its appeal for guests of all ages and tastes


There are many reasons why the Mediterranean continues to entice cruisers. Top of the list is the cultural diversity on offer, from the elegant capital city of Rome, with its central role in global history and development, to the relaxed vibes on offer in Barcelona or the mighty Rock in Gibraltar. A bonus of visitors is that itineraries are often divided into two – the Western Mediterranean and Eastern Mediterranean – ensuring clients can tailor their voyage to their desires.

Oceania Cruises senior vice-president & MD EMEA Bernard Carter says: "The Mediterranean is on every traveller’s must-see list and setting sail on board one of Oceania Cruises’ small luxurious ships is the most incredible way to explore this diverse, historic and stunningly beautiful part of the world.

"Our imaginative itineraries take in iconic cities and off-the-beaten-path villages, and the chance to explore dramatic, unspoiled natural wonders.

"Taking time to relax and immerse yourself in a destination is truly one of the great joys of travelling, and Oceania Cruises is always encouraging guests to immerse themselves in the history, culture and cuisines of destinations."

Pre and post cruise ideas

Naples, Italy


This is the gateway to Pompeii, the ancient city buried by a volcano, and many artefacts can also be seen at Naples’ archaeological museum. The city can also be used as the start or finish point for a trip along the glorious Amalfi coastline to visit pretty Positano and Ravello.

French Riviera

French Riviera

For cruises leaving or arriving in Marseille, a stay on the French Riviera adds a real touch of glamour to any holiday. The sweeping stretch of shore includes towns such as Cannes, renowned for its film festival, and chic Saint-Tropez. Passengers on Nice sailings can take a day trip to the millionaires’ playground Monte Carlo and have a flutter in the famous casino.

Corsica, Bonifacio


Situated between France and Italy and known as the ‘mountain of the sea’, Corsica is a great destination for keen cyclists and walkers. Shaped by nations including the Greeks, Romans, Genoans, French (and briefly the British) it has a rich history. When it’s time to cruise the port is right in the centre of Bastia.

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Barcelona has many amazing modernist buildings created by architect Antoni Gaudi and the most famous is the UNESCO-listed Sagrada Familia church that’s the city’s symbol. Gaudi, who died in 1926, devoted the last 16 years of his life to working on the extraordinary church with its towering spires and to this day it remains unfinished.

Selling Tips

First timers

Recommend Med sailings to new-to-cruise clients as they provide a great way to convert land lovers to cruising

Plenty of choice

Cruise lines have a wide choice of Med itineraries to suit everyone, including voyages to the eastern and western regions

Variety for all

Big ship cruises and small boutique vessels are available, to match all tastes and budgets

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Cruise Trade News March 2023 Digital Edition

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